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Are wings places the next wave in fast casual?

Full-service chicken-wing chains are hatching quick-serve spinoffs.

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What operators need to know about Houlihan’s planned turnaround

Casual-dining veteran and Houlihan's CEO Mike Archer spoke with Restaurant Business on what changes he’s brought in—and still plans to make—that should keep competitors on their toes, from bar revamps to delivery service. There are even a few lessons from Houlihan’s that others pushing to modernize can learn.

The founders of California Pizza Kitchen switched gears with their new opening, an upscale casual-dining seafood restaurant. Here's a look at the concept, and how they plan to use their real estate connections to expand nationwide.

An investor has set up a website to make its case that the brand's direction should change. The site also invites franchisees to share improvements they'd like to see in the chain's business practices.

Here’s a peek at some of the newest restaurants we’re monitoring, along with some soon-to-open concepts to keep an eye on.

Hardcore dining-out fans reveal what types of restaurants are catching their fancy. The foodies' preferences might surprise you.

Hot dog and sausage chains are trending in fast casual and casual dining, thanks to affordable ingredients and a variety of flavors.

The shifts in leadership of Outback and Bonefish Grill follow the casual giant's $8.1 million loss for the second quarter.

The parent of Chili's and Maggiano's says the longtime marketing executive and hands-on operator will focus on the guest experience.

A Sunday night special is one of the new ways the barbecue chain intends to rebound from a steep decline in traffic during 2015.